Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Marathon Weekend in Boston and some great Stonyfield Yogurt!

This past weekend was great in Boston! Yesterday was Patriots Day (an official holiday in Massachusetts), otherwise known as Marathon Monday, the day when over 30,000 runners descend on Boston to run a 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton to Boston. After graduating college, I decided to do my part and help by volunteering for this great event  and have done so off and on 6 times... This year, I had the privilege of handing out t-shirts to runners after they picked up their racing bibs. I always enjoy meeting people from all over and this year was no different. The one thing I love about the marathon is that you see people from all ages, backgrounds and abilities who all work together to complete the 26.2 mile trek together.

This year, I volunteered on the Sunday before the marathon and had the chance to go to the runners' expo afterwards which is the largest of its kind in the region, attracting over 100,000 attendees.

At the marathon expo we had a great time! I saw the Organic Roadies from Stonyfield Yogurt and they gave me some of their new Organic Protein smoothie drink to take home and some great Stonyfield Greek yogurt! I was so excited since our whole family enjoys eating it! The thing I loved the most about the smoothie is that it’s so delicious and nutrient rich! There’s 15 grams of protein packed in each one and is only 180 calories!

Then, marathon monday came and we decided that this year we would watch it from Wellesley which ended up being a perfect location. It happened to be a bit chilly that morning, with temperatures in the 50’s and we walked around since some of the shops were giving things away. Xtramart was giving out free Kayem Hot Dogs while City Sports in Wellesley happened to hand out signs, cones and t-shirts (which are my absolute FAVORITE since they are SO soft!) while Whole Foods Wellesley provided a nice respite from the cold, damp conditions outside.

It worked perfectly that also outside of Whole Foods, CLIF bar had a tent and Stonyfield happened to be there AGAIN! We couldn’t believe our luck and they gave us a bunch of new yogurt that we hadn’t had before… Stonyfield Oh My Yog! Wild Quebec Blueberry and a new brand to us which was really delicious. They have some really exotic flavors like Gingered Pear, Pacific Coast Strawberry  and Apple Cinnamon. It has whole milk combined with a touch of honey, the fruit, and then a little sweet cream on top. WOW! We also tried the petit creme blueberry which was greek yogurt but it tasted like dessert - so creamy and smooth and not tart!  My daughter kept going for the YoKids squeezers and she devoured them! It was a really nice surprise that the Stonyfield crew was there.

My daughter had a great time, she enjoyed all of the yogurt, fun activities and even high-fived a few marathon runners for the first time! So much fun!

All in all it was a great time and we enjoyed cheering on all of the runners!

NOTE: No compensation or product was provided in exchange for this review. All opinions are our own. We just love the Boston Marathon, Stonyfield Yogurt, City Sports, Whole Foods and had a great time...

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